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Table 2 Inclusion/exclusion criteria for scoping review papers

From: Implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs linking primary care with community-based health and social services: a scoping literature review

Inclusion criteria
 Published in English
 Published between 1990 to June 2013
 Countries of origin of study: Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and/or Western Europe (may have involved multiple countries, but must include at least one of those listed)
Must include the following:
 • Navigator or navigation process
 • Navigation role by professional or lay navigators
 • Primary care setting
 • Navigation that involves the community (beyond the health care system)
Was a published or unpublished primary study, descriptive paper, report, literature review using any type of method
Exclusion criteria
 Published in language other than English
 Published before 1990
 Countries of origin of study other than Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and/or Western Europe
 If navigation was a secondary outcome
 Article did not describe in detail the extent of community navigation
 Article did not address navigator or navigation process
 Article did not include a navigation role by professional or paraprofessional
 Article did not take place in a primary care setting
 Article is an editorial, commentary or book review